Tura Sugden is a classically trained fine artist with a BFA in Sculpture, received in 2008 from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She continued her education after graduating by apprenticing with goldsmiths in the Bay Area for seven years. She uses generations-old hand building techniques crafting each setting from solid gold. Her studio produces only one-of-a-kind and small-production collections, with an emphasis on sustainable and responsible practices. She is inspired by romance and luxury all while using recycled gold and ethically sourced diamonds. Tura currently lives in San Francisco.